1. Joanna Newsom Makes a Splash Atop Alternative & Folk Albums Charts

    November 04, 2015 5:19 PM EST The folk artist's "Divers" marks her first No. 1 on Alternative Albums & tops Folk Albums. Joanna Newsom notches her first No. 1 on Billboard 's Alternative Albums chart (dated Nov. 14) as Divers , her fourth LP and first in five years, launches with 14,000 sold,…

  2. Joanna Newsom Calls It 'Villainous,' But Spotify Says Less Artists Are Complaining

    October 19, 2015 12:34 PM EDT Calling the world's biggest streaming service a "villainous cabal of major labels," Joanna Newsom let Spotify have it in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times . The respected singer-harpist-actress said the company is "built from the ground up" with the idea…

  3. British Singer-Songwriter Flo Morrissey on Playing Glastonbury and the Must-See Acts She's Going to Catch

    June 26, 2015 5:44 PM EDT Flo Morrissey was 15 when she wrote “Show Me,” the first track off her debut album, Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful (out July 17 on Glassnote Records). Now 20, the singer-­songwriter has had five years to grow up with the song, a finger-picked meditation that narrates her experience of becoming a…

  4. Green Day's Album Trilogy: What Happened with 'Uno!,' 'Dos!' and 'Tre!'?

    December 20, 2012 2:05 PM EST An analysis of the rock trio's three new albums and how they've been received so far. It would have been unimaginable as recently as a few months ago for Green Day to release a full-length featuring a dozen new songs and sell less than 100,000 copies of the album in its first week.…

  5. Win Treasure Island Music Fest Passes

    October 04, 2012 4:28 PM EDT Treasure Island Music Fest rocks San Francisco Oct. 13-14. We're giving away two 2-day passes! If you're going to be anywhere near San Francisco on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14, you probably already know that the Treasure Island Music Festival is the place to be.…

  6. Green Day: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 16, 2012 3:00 PM EDT How the year's most ambitious project -- three albums over 16 weeks -- came together Two hundred fifty people packed into the Tiki Bar in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2011, paying $20 a head the day before to see one of the world's biggest rock bands…

  7. Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein Sounds Off on Hipsterdom, 'Portlandia' Season Two

    January 05, 2012 4:10 PM EST On the second season of the culty IFC Channel comedy "Portlandia," Eddie Vedder plays a hot dude with a not-so-hot Eddie Vedder tattoo. Johnny Marr plays a cyclist disgruntled by imcompentent bike valets (they're the worst, right?). And St. Vincent ? "I wouldn't quite…

  8. Exclusive: 'The Muppets' Soundtrack Song List

    October 10, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords has four original songs in the Disney film "The Muppets," which features special appearances by Feist , Joanna Newsom and Nathan Pacheco. Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack Nov. 21. McKenzie has written "Life's a Happy…

  9. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Preps For India Wedding, The Flaming Lips Playing 'Soft Bulletin' on New Year's

    October 20, 2010 7:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry and Russell Brand Prep For Wedding In India Katy Perry and fianceé Russell Brand arrived in India earlier this week and are rumored to be getting married in the country this weekend. Family members of…

  10. Jimmy Page Honored At Mojo Awards

    June 11, 2010 8:02 AM EDT Led Zeppelin 's Jimmy Page was inducted into the Mojo hall of fame at a ceremony in London. The honor, supported by Universal Catalog Marketing, was presented at the Mojo Honours List ceremony at the Brewery venue in London last night (June 10). Duane Eddy also attended the seventh…

  11. Florence And The Machine Leads Mojo Nominations

    May 05, 2010 8:03 AM EDT London act Florence and the Machine has four Mojo music award nominations, ahead of rockers Kasabian who have three and Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley who both have two. The U.K. awards, organized by Mojo magazine, are decided by readers voting online. The winners will be announced on June…

  12. The Roots Enlist John Legend and Jim James, Sample Joanna Newsom For New Album

    April 22, 2010 5:37 PM EDT The Roots have enlisted John Legend and My Morning Jacket main man Jim James to appear on "How I Got Over," the hip hop band's oft-delayed next album, Billboard sources have confirmed. In addition, the band is working on a track that samples Joanna Newsom's "Book of…

  13. Joanna Newsom / March 19, 2010 / Philadelphia (First Unitarian Church)

    March 23, 2010 10:52 AM EDT When Joanna Newsom first took the stage of the First Unitarian Church a little after ten on Friday night (Mar. 19), and the audience members immediately stopped talking amongst themselves to gawk at the virtuoso singer/songwriter. Newsom giggled at the spellbound audience and motioned for…

  14. Videos of the Week: Lady Gaga Talks 'Telephone,' Ludacris Gets Tipsy, Nicole Richie Raps

    March 12, 2010 6:10 PM EST In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Lady Gaga reveals the inspiration for her "Telephone" video , Ludacris gets tipsy with Martha Stewart, Nicole Richie busts a rhyme for Ellen DeGeneres, and more. 1) Lady Gaga Talks "Telephone" Video After…

  15. Newsom Shines With Brooklyn Philharmonic

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Joanna Newsom performed her critically acclaimed album "Ys" from start to finish last night (Jan. 31) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, teaming up with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. Joanna Newsom performed her critically acclaimed album "Ys" from start to finish…

  16. (What Does It Matter If) She's A Lady

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT I originally set out to write this column "celebrating" some incredible female artists. Then I thought of touting artists who just happened to be female. Then I wasn't going to highlight gender at all I originally set out to write this column "celebrating" some…

  17. Cat Power Wins 2007 Shortlist Music Prize

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cat Power's "The Greatest" has been named the winner of the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize. The album beat out nine other releases from finalists such as Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat P Cat Power's "The Greatest" has been named the winner of the…

  18. Shortlist Music Prize Finalists Announced

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Shortlist Music Prize has listed its 10 finalists for its 2007 award. Those who made the cut from a total of 61 nominations are the Band of Horses, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Cat Power, Girl Tal The Shortlist Music Prize has listed its 10 finalists for its 2007 award. Those who made the…

  19. Ex-Manson Bassist Goes Over The Goon Moon

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jeordie White (better known to Marilyn Manson fans as Twiggy Ramirez) has united once more with Masters Of Reality singer/guitarist Chris Goss and Hella drummer Zach Hill for the second release by Goo Jeordie White (better known to Marilyn Manson fans as Twiggy Ramirez) has united once more…

  20. There are a lot of things about Joanna Newsom

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST There are a lot of things about Joanna Newsom "Ys" that make it so undeniably highbrow. Anybody in or out of the rock world wielding a harp, whether virtuosic or not, is certainly a challenge to unacc There are a lot of things about Joanna Newsom "Ys" that make it so…

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